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of union supporters protested at the state capital. >> reporter: police clashed with union supporters who are angry over new legislation that makes michigan a "right to work" state. >> one of them grabbed me by the head and another sprayed me in the face. >> reporter: from the floor to the rafters inside the capital building, protestors shouted, shame on you, as michigan's republican-controlled house passed the bill. >> this is what democracy looks like! >> reporter: union members fear it will hurt wages and benefits and set a resident nationwide. >> cheap labor not even a living wage i'm sure. can you live on $10 an hour? >> reporter: the new law means public and private sector workers don't have to pay union dues, while getting union representation. backers say it creates more jobs and gives workers more freedom. >> it is the principle that people should not be forced to join a union or any organization if they do not wish to. >> reporter: the demonstration did not die down even after lawmakers passed the legislation. [ screaming ] >> reporter: protestors swarmed rick snyder's office b
and the police union and as you said another young man is dead. >>> family and friends of the slain teenager washed cars to rain money for the funeral. 17-year-old daniel capetillo was shot near his home on pacific avenue in an apparent gang-related killing. >> he was a good kid. i miss him so much. >> reporter: neighbors say the murder is part of an overall increase of crime in the area. >> we have had a lot of break- ins and robberies, homicide, things you don't normally see around this time of year. >> one homicide is too many and 43 is quite high. >> reporter: san jose mayor chuck reed says he doesn't know why the murder rate is so high tying a 20 year high. >> we need to respond and our department has one of the best clearance rates of any police department in the country. and we will bring the rate down again. >> reporter: he denied allegations from the police union that the rise in crime is a direct result of pension reform measures pushed by the mayor. union officers say cutbacks, layoffs and dismantling the a crime team means officers are moving from call to call during shifts and c
of the pictures from today's downpours. last-minute holiday shopping today. this video from union square in san francisco this morning. up north a section of highway collapsed today. part of the highway 162 in membered seen no county gave way after storm -- in mendocino county gave way after storm rains. a tractor-trailer drove across the area, the axle fell into the hole which is 20 feet deep. they may put up a temporary bridge. lots of folks want to fly. ken bastida is live at sfo on one of the busiest days of the year for travel. >> reporter: the rain is having an impact. i just got off the phone with the airport duty manager and he tells me two- to three-hour delays currently at sfo. about 100 flights have been canceled this afternoon and into the evening. there's been snow in the midwest and east coast but that's not causing problems at sfo. it's the wind as you mentioned. they have had gusts of over 25 miles an hour on the runways. when that happens, that means they have to shut down at least two of the four runways here at sfo because they are cross pattern runways. they can't operate ai
tells us retail numbers weren't good. >> reporter: i'm at union square which is mobbed. it's swinging. i spent the day here and it didn't get active until a couple of hours ago and as i look around, i don't see a lot of people with bags. i'm not sure they're shopping. but the retailers really hope they will because because they are in a lot of hurt. susan wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an additional 10% now. >> reporter: and no one is buying it? >> not yet. >> reporter: this shop slashed prices as retailers did all over the country. still, it was not a g
the city launched a loyalty program for shopper. they say kind >>> the season to shop and union city leaders are coming up with ways to keep you local. they launched a loyalty program for shoppers saying it's the first of its kind in the san francisco bay area. consumers who join get cash back rewards every time they shop or use services from participating local shops. >> signing up for the rapid rewards program which is a shop local program had not only support union city's local nonprofits, it will support you the consumer by providing cash back on your purchases. >> you have to sign up for the rewards but it's free to join. the program also benefits the charity that helps needy families in union city, newark and fremont. >>> a bay area family rented a mouse infested house for months and they tried to get the landlord to do something about it. as cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains, the case has led to some changes for the family and the company. >> this is our dream house. >> reporter: but that dream soon turned into a nightmare for christie meredith and her family.
by the california nurses association. as usual, the hospital brought in replacement nurses. union leaders and manages still ateds over benefits and staffing. >>> right now, odds are you finished with your shopping if you are watching our newscast, right? cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has the annual story of last minute annual shoppers. how busy are those stores? >> reporter: these are the people who in high school waited until the last minute to turn in their term paper. actually to start writing it. the mall is closed. 6:00. i guess it is last minute last minute, but there are still cars here. >> merry christmas. merry christmas. >> what do you suppose your little sister wants. >> jammies. >> she will get back at her sister some day. >> i told them the elves are already having trouble. >> pretty good right there. >> at brook stone, nay rubbed customers the right way. >> i will sit here all night. >> foot massager. what else but christmas would you ever buy that. 40% of the business comes during the christmas shopping season alone. >> week dirk not during a holiday. we pay do 5 fiscal clif
a problem with the system in place. >> but, the police union does have a problem with the method and time. with murders matching a 20 year high and police response times getting longer, union officers say the city should be mailing out crime watch information and witness hotlines. >> the message they should be sending is your police department is depleting scene getting worse. our response times are going up. crime is going. moral has plummeted. we have another six officers that walked out the door just this week. nine more officers are going to be resigning by the end of this month, and this is the type of thing the city sends out. it is just insult to injury >> it is another example of the animosity of city hall and its police officers over pension reform. citizens like eddie gail says it is high time the two sides settle their differences. >> i'm not saying she is right or wrong or this the officers are right or wrong. i am saying there needs to be respect on both sides. >> reporter: delay do have an internal affairs unit where officers investigate officers. reporting live in san jose,
it couldn't settle a strike with its bakers union. 18,000 jobs were lost. the company's top executives will get bonus totaling almost $2 million as the company liquidates. >>> scientists in the east bay are now part of a national effort to develop advanced low cost batteries that can make electric cars more affordable. the lawrence berkeley lab will be backed up by up to $120 million in federal funding over the next five years. >> you have to be in this game. if you say no, there is a chance i'm going to fail, therefore we'll let japan, korea, germany, china, you name it, own this space, then we will have failed. >> this new effort is part of president obama's energy strategy to reduce america's reliance on foreign oil. >>> well, you have heard about the freshman 15. how about the google 15? >> they were putting on weight from the access to the foods, the free food and all of or cafes and microkitchens. >> tonight how tech workers are losing weight with a traffic light system. >> meteorologist paul deanno in the weather center. we had fat rainfall totals in the bay area over the past 2
. on the practice ice by locked- out sharks players wearing their nhl players union jerseys on this the 80th day of the lockout players reheating their skills in pickup games while the season is still on ice. >> mad at both sides: >> reporter: and hockey fans feel they are being locked out. >> at first it was kind of understood what they were doing but now it's dragging on. >> reporter: the longer it drags on it means fewer dollars in the pockets of struggling downtown businesses. >> our friend up in canada just did an assessment of the impacts around their arenas. business is 35% down. >> reporter: hockey game nights are the black fridays of restaurant and bars like britannia arms. soccer brought in some people for lunch but now it's empty weekday nights when the sharks would have been playing. >> they have lost about, you know, i think almost a dozen home games by now and it's been noticeable. you miss a tuesday night, sharks home game is better than any friday saturday night that we are going to get. >> reporter: it's not just the hockey players who are losing work. the kitchen and wait staff
union says what started as a trickle has become a flood. >> we have another six officers that walked out the door just this week. nine more officers going to be resigning by the end of the month. >> reporter: san jose pd has enjoyed a regional reputation as a good place to work but as word spreads of officer discontents, the pool of potential candidates is getting smaller. >> the pay and compensation packages is dramatically less than what it used to be. so as the future goes forward it's going to be more and more difficult to hire people to come from other places to work here. there will always be that group of people who live here or want to be comes here. but we have fewer people coming to us than we used to. >> reporter: the 44 officers currently in the san jose police academy won't be ready to patrol the streets on their own until july. another academy is starting in april but those officers won't be ready for the streets until january of 2014. the problem is the department needs them right now. live from san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> we're learning more tonight about how two pe
outsourcing concerns. the union dock workers then refused to cross the picket lines. the strike ended last night with a tentative contract agreement. >> we're going to get service and cargo moved throughout this supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents >> it is estimated the strike cost the u.s. economy $1 billion a day. >>> all right, roberta gonzales. in for paul deanno, good to see you. >> always good to see you, dana and allen. [ laughter ] >> both of you. i think you guys just allowed me it come in to dry off for a couple of days here after a soaking week. boy, today did we have plenty of precipitation around the bay area. good evening, everyone. let's go ahead to berkeley where today, nearly 9/10ths of an inch of rain fell just today alone so people were out and about with their umbrellas and everybody has been asking, what does this mean for the high sierra? this is our weather camera in the greater lake tahoe area. we did have two feet of snow above 7,000 feet but for the most part high temperatures there today was in the upper 40s. a very warm storm.
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